Thursday, June 27, 2013

Record #0397: Dreamin' / Cincinnati Fireball – JOHNNY BURNETTE

Liberty 55258 (original) USA, May 1960
Words & Music bySide A – Barry DeVorzon, Ted Ellis; Side B – Schroeder, McFarland
Musicians: Johnny Burnette (vocals), Side A - Howard Roberts (lead guitar), Vincent Terri (guitar), Jerry Allison (drums), unknown bassist, The Johnny Mann Chorus (?) (backing vocals) and a string orchestra conducted by Felix Slatkin; Side B - Bobby Gibbons (lead guitar), René Hall (guitar), George "Red" Callender (bass), Earl Palmer (drums), an unknown chorus and a string orchestra
Recording sessions: Produced by Snuff Garrett at, Side A - unknown studio in Hollywood, CA, Jan. 7, 1960; Side B - United Recording Corporation, Hollywood, CA, Apr. 28, 1960
Highest chart positions:  US #11, UK #5

This was Burnette's first entry in the national charts, though he had already been in the business since 1955.

Snuff Garrett became his producer in 1959 and things started going well for Burnette soon after. Later on Garrett produced artists such as Bobby Vee, Gene McDaniels, Gary Lewis & The Playboys and Cher.

List price
:  Very Good+ is $10, Near Mint is $20

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